Dr. Beuth's research interests are in the area of solid mechanics and manufacturing. Much of his research relates to his expertise in the areas of thermomechanical modeling of manufacturing processes, fracture mechanics, and the mechanics of coatings and layered materials.
Beuth's research includes 20 years of experience in the area of additive manufacturing (AM). AM research focuses on process variable vs. process outcome relationships for all direct metal AM processes. AM can be an energy-saving manufacturing approach, due to its depositing material only where it is needed in a part. AM can also be used to fabricate energy-related and energy saving components, such as jet engine fuel nozzles and heat exchangers for power plants.